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Making cannabutter is a fundamental technique for creating a wide range of cannabis-infused delights. In this post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process, highlighting two key steps: decarboxylation and infusion. By following these instructions, you can activate the THC compounds in your cannabis flower and incorporate them into butter, unlocking their full potential.
Be mindful of your dosage when using THC or CBD.
We'll start with some standard measurements and adjust them to our liking. At JAM, we assume our buds have a THC content of 10%. While this is considered low for modern cannabis, the precise THC measurement will be provided on the packaging if you purchase from a dispensary.
To determine the amount of THC in your weed, we need to do some math. One ounce of cannabis flower weighs about 28.35 grams or 28,350 milligrams. We multiply this weight by the THC percentage to estimate the THC content. CLICK THE LEARN MORE TAB TO SEE EXAMPLES
In this recipe for canna butter, we're using only ¼ ounce of cannabis flower. Swipe up to find the THC content for this amount.
The typical dose for edibles is between 5-10 milligrams of THC. Considering this range, you can see how a batch of canna butter made with the calculated THC content can last you a while.
Put simply, your kitchen will smell like weed during both steps, but especially the decarb process. Similar to toasting hearty herbs, all of the oils will be very fragrant so plan accordingly.
This process uses minimal equipment that can be found in most home kitchens. You will need a baking sheet, parchment paper, a grinder if desired, a skillet or saucepan, measuring cups, cheesecloth, and plastic wrap if using the traditional preparation method.
To learn about decarboxylating cannabis for potent Canna Butter in the oven and the InstantPot!
1. MELT THE BUTTER
2. ADD THE DECARBED WEED & WATER
3. STIR TO COMBINE & STEEP
4. STRAIN THROUGH CHEESECLOTH INTO A LARGE MEASURING CUP
5. COOL COMPLETELY IN THE FRIDGE
As it cools the butter will separate from the water and any remaining solids, will have solidified on top.
To learn how to make Canna Butter in an InstantPot.